Unilever drops egg-free mayonnaise suit

Hellman’s maker withdraws as Just Mayo group raises $90m in funds

Sony hack a US ‘national security matter’

White House debates response to attack by ‘sophisticated actor’

Goldman elevates Murdoch banker to key job

John Waldron promoted to co-head of investment bank

Judgment opens way for stem-cell patents

Lawyers describe EU court ruling as boost for medical research

Sony surrender is setback for free speech

Company should stand up to the hackers and distribute film free on the web

Car industry says 2014 output will fall

Model changes and export uncertainties slow production

High drama looms for high-yield bonds

Next move in market could test central banks’ grip on markets

Asian IPOs end 2014 on a high

Hong Kong notches up its strongest performance in three years

Digital upstarts risk crashing back down

Advantages may prove shortlived as competition between platforms intensifies

Uber, Lyft Line: car trips with strangers

Shared rides provide convenience at a lower cost

Visteon to sell stake in air-con venture

US car parts maker to offload 70% of Halla Visteon for $3.6bn

Avon pays $135m to settle China bribery probe

Ends six-year US investigation into its Chinese business

Sony scraps film release on hacker threat

Largest US cinemas had opted out of screenings of ‘The Interview’

Uber pledges to improve driver checks

Company researching biometric verification to screen drivers

The trouble with dribbles

City has little appetite for another jumbo placing of Lloyds shares

BlackBerry Classic: hands-on review

Nostalgic upgrade is a reminder that the keyboard king has not kept up

IBM boosts global data centre network

US tech group to add nine facilities in cloud computing race

Barclays says universal banking is ‘dead’

Chief executive says investment needed is big challenge

Instagram: valuation filter

Facebook basks in success of cheap catch

Philips to buy US medical devices group

Dutch company bulks up healthcare business ahead of splitting the group into two


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